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MAR 2 1 1994 



CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
ON CHARTER REFORM 

MEMORANDUM 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 




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_ IC uals, Organizations and Government Officials 
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- Ballesteros, Co-Chair 

Participation in Charter Reform Review Process 

t>y the voters in November 1993 mandates that a 
the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the Chief 
ientify, develop and submit to the full Board of 
orm measures which would create structural 
;co City government to increase efficiency, reduce 
prove service delivery. These measures will 
i the ballot for adoption by the voters. 

Committee on Charter Reform is comprised of 19 
ie Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the Chief 
md was established to review Charter reform 
iews on legislative proposals and review final 



;e have been reviewing the San Francisco 

issues and areas of possible action, including 
y/county government, policies and entitlements, 
;al and administrative details. The Committee is 
«««. U a.... u nnrara .«,»«*, gaining the input of the public and government 
officials, and accepting Charter Reform proposals. The Committee 
anticipates makina its formal recommendation to the Proposition N 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
ON CHARTER REFORM 

MEMORANDUM 



TO: Interested Individuals, Organizations and Government Officials 
FM: Holli Thier, Co-Chair 

Joseph Van Ness - Ballesteros, Co-Chair 
RE: Opportunities for Participation in Charter Reform Review Process 

Proposition N, passed by the voters in November 1993 mandates that a 
designated member of the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the Chief 
Administrative Officer identify, develop and submit to the full Board of 
Supervisors Charter reform measures which would create structural 
changes in San Francisco City government to increase efficiency, reduce 
long-term costs and improve service delivery. These measures will 
eventually be placed on the ballot for adoption by the voters. 

The Citizens' Advisory Committee on Charter Reform is comprised of 19 
citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the Chief 
Administrative Officer and was established to review Charter reform 
proposals, submit Its views on legislative proposals and review final 
drafts. 

Since February 1994, we have beer, reviewing the San Francisco 
Charter, identifying key issues and areas of possible action, including 
the structure of our city/county government, policies and entitlements, 
and procedural, technical and administrative details. The Committee is 
evaluating these issues, gaining the input of the public and government 
officials, and accepting Charter Reform proposals. The Committee 
anticipates making its formal recommendation to the Proposition N 
Committee by the end of April 1994. 

The Citizens' Advisory Committee on Charter Reform wants your input. A 
successful Charter review process depends on the full participation of 
community-based organizations, members of the public and government 
officials. 

Please share your thoughts and ideas on Charter reform with us by: 

• providing testimony at a public hearing. A hearing is scheduled for 
Thursday, March 24, 1994 from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. in the Health 
Commission Meeting Room, 101 Grove Street; 

• attending a regular meeting of the Advisory Committee on Charter 
Reform held every Thursday evening at the S.F. War Memorial 
Veteran's Building, Room 219, 6:30 P.M. -9:00 P.M. and participating 
In the Public Comment section of the meeting. Please note that the 

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Day; 

. inviting the Advisory Committee to make a presentation to your 
organization through April 15, 1994; 

. submitting your comments or those of your organization in writing by 
April 15, 1994. 

You may contact the Advisory Committee on Charter Reform by writing to 
us at City Hall, Room 235, San Francisco CA 94102 or by contacting one 
of the co-chairs, Holli Thier at (707) 648-4388 or Joseph Van Ness - 
Ballesteros at (415) 241-1300 x 714. 

Citizens' Advisory Committee on Charter Reform 
March 14, 1994 



DISABILITY ACCESS 



The Department of Public Health Building is wheelchair accessible. The closest 
accessible BART Station is Civic Center, 2 blocks from the Department of Public Health 
Building which is across the street from City Hall. Accessible MUNI line serving this 
location is the #42 Downtown Loop as well as the METRO stations at Van Ness and 
Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 
923-6142. 

There is accessible parking in the lot south of the building and also at the Civic Center 
Plaza Garage at Polk/McAllister. 

The following services are available on request 72 hours prior to the meeting: 

For American sign language interpreters; or the use of a reader during a meeting; or for 
a large print copy of an agenda; or alternative formats, contact Ann Schlegel at (415) 
554-7500. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals. 



Advisory Committee on Charter Reform 
City and County of San Francisco 
Room 109, City Hall 
San Francisco, CA 94102 



Jennifer Schuler, Dept. 41 
City Watch, Main Library 
Administrative Offices, 3rd Fl. 
S £., CA 94102 



ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
ON CHARTER REFORM 

City & County of San Francisco 




DOOl IMFNTS DEPT, 
MAY 5 1994 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



City Department Heads, Community Groups and Individuals Interested In Charter 
Reform 

Holli Thier, Co-Chair 
Joseph Van Ness - Baliesteros, Co-Chair 
RE: Consideration of Technical, Procedural and Obsolete Provisions of the San Francisco 



Proposition N, passed by the voters in November 1993 mandates that a designated member of 
the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer identify, develop 
and submit to the full Board of Supervisors Charter reform measures which would create 
structural changes in San Francisco City government to increase efficiency, reduce long-term 
costs and improve service delivery. These measures will eventually be placed on the ballot for 
adoption by the voters. 

The Citizens' Advisory Committee on Charter Reform is comprised of 19 citizens appointed by 
the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer and was 
established to review Charter reform proposals, submit its views on legislative proposals and 
review final drafts. 

Since February 1994, we have been reviewing the San Francisco Charter, identifying key issues 
and areas of possible action, including the structure of our city /county government, policies and 
entitlements, and procedural, technical and administrative details. The Committee is 
evaluating these issues, gaining the input of the public and government officials, and accepting 
Charter Reform proposals. 

We are reviewing changes to certain technical, procedural and obsolete provisions of the 
Charter. These may include section(s) of the Charter in which you may have an interest. 

The attached list of technical, procedural and obsolete provisions contains recommendations 
that these sections be deleted, updated or placed in the Administrative Code. 

Please forward your thoughts and ideas to the Advisory Committee on Charter Reform, City 
Hall 235, San Francisco, CA 94102 by the close of business on Wednesday, May 4, 1994. If we do 
not receive any response from you, we will assume that you have no objections to any of the 

In addition we also want to encourage your active participation throughout the process of 
Charter Reform. We remind you that the Advisory Committee on Charter Reform meets every 
Thursday evening from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at the Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness, Room 219, 
San Francisco. 

li you have any questions you may contact one of the Co-Chairs, Joseph Van Ness - Baliesteros 

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Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. 



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Technical. Procedural and Obsolete Provisions 
of the Charter Currently Under Review 



CHARTER 
SECTION 



3.402 



SUBJECT 
MATTER 



DA Special Fund 
Warrant & Bond Office 
Warrant & Bond Deputy 
Fixing Bail 



PROPOSED 
ACTION 



2.203 


Clerk of the Board 


Enact into ordinance 


2.203-3 


Board of Supervisors 
Administrative Assistants 


Enact into ordinance 


3.100.2 


Mayor's Meet & Confer 
Authority 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.100.3 


Deputy Mayors 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.100 


Amount of Fiscal Bond 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.103 


Employee Relations Office 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.201 


CAO Functions, Powers & 
Duties 


Enact into ordinance 


3.202 


Office of Risk Management 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.301 and 3.303 


Controller 


Enact into ordinance 


3.401(b) 


Bureau of Delinguent 
Revenue 


Eliminate as obsolete 


3.401(c) 


Claims Investigation 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.401(c) 


Claims Investigation 


Move to Adm. Code and 
Establish Bureau of Claims 



Move to Adm. Code 
Move to Adm. Code 
Move to Adm. Code 
Move to Adm. Code 



3.402 



District Attorney 



Enact into Ordinance 



3.523 



City Planning 

Secretary of Commission; 

Consultant 



Enact into ordinance 



3.529 



City Planning 
Advice on Physical 
Improvement and 
Development 



Enact into ordinance 



3.530-1 



District Police Stations 



Move to Adm. Code 



3.530-3 



Transfer of Housing 
Authority Police 



Delete as obsolete 



3.531 to 3.539 



Police Department 

Other ^v^cutiyes' 

Inspectors; 

Special Police Officers; 

Patrol Special Officers; 

Special Powers of the Chief 

of Police; 

Traffic Regulations; 

Special Police Funds 



Enact into ordinance 



3.534 



3.536 



Insnftrtors 



Patroi Special Officers 



Delete as obsolete 



Delete as obsolete 



3.540 to 3.546 Fire Department ~~ 

Chief of Fire Department; 
Other Commission 
Appointments; 
Ranks in the Department; 
Deputy Chiefs and Other 
Executives; 
Fire Marshal; 
Fire Prevention; 
Curtailment of Fireboat Operations 



Enact into ordinance 



Page 2 



3.546 



Fireboat Operations 



Delete as Obsolete 



3.551 



Recreation & Park Dept. 
General Manager; Other 
Executives 



Enact into orOinance 



3.560 



Library Department 
Commission 



Enact into ordinance 



3.570 to 3.573 



3.590 to 3.599 



Social Services Department 

Composition of Department; 

Commission; 

Director; 

Functions and Duties; 

Employees 



Enact into orOinance 



3.582 


Port Commission 
Transfer of Harbor 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.583 


Port Commission 
Status of Employees 


Delete as obsolete or 
Move to Aam. Code 


3.585 


Port Commission 
Legal Advisor 


Move to Adm. Code 



Public Utilities Commission 
\_-i_/~in lission, v_-OiTiposifiori, 
Powers and Duties; 
Utility Departments and 
Bureaus; 

Manager of Utilities and 
Other Executives; 
Legal Advisor; 
Utility Accounting; 
Foreign Trade Zones; 
Utility Rates; 
Acguisition of Public 
Utilities 



Enact into ordinance 



3.601 


Art Commission 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.601 


Art Commission 


Enact into ordinance 


3.620(b.l-4) 


Fine Arts Commission 
Composition 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.621 to 3.624 


Fine Arts Museum 


Enact into ordinance 


3.621 (b-e) 


Fine Arts Museum 
Functions, Powers & Duties 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.623 


Fine Arts Museums 
Accounts/ Reports 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.624 


Fine Arts Museums 

Terms of existing donations 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.630(b-d)(4-7) 


Asian Art Commission 
Functions. Powers & Duties 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.634 


Asian Art Commission 
Compliance with terms of 
donations 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.640 to 3.643 


California Academy of 


Enact into Ordinance 



3.640 



3.641 



3.644 



Sciences 



California Academy of 

Sciences 

Facilities under direction of 

Academy 



California Academy of 

Sciences 

Relationship with City and 

County 



Move to Adm. Coae 



Move to Adm. Code 



California Academy of 

Sciences 

Compliance with terms of 

Trust 



Move to Adm. Code 



Page 3 



3.662 



Department of Human Resources 



3.691 to 3.694 



Airports Commission 
Powers and Duties; 
Departments and Bureaus; 
Director; 
Legal Advisor 



6.301 to 6.304 



Allotments 
Encumbrances 
Disbursements 
Disbursements In Advance 
of Revenue 



Delete reference to 
implementing date that no 
longer serves any purpose 



Enact into ordinance 



3.693 


Airports Commission 


Move division establishments 
to Adm. Code 


3.694 


Airports Commission 
Legal Advisor 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.696 


Health Commission 
Director of Public Health 
Qualifications of Director 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.696.1 


Public Health Employees 
Transfer of employees from 
State to DPH 


Delete as obsolete 


3.698-3 
(b) 1-9 

(c)l-5 


Department of Parking and 

Traffic 

Duties & Functions 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.699.1 to 3.699.14 


Juvenile Justice 


Enact into Ordinance 


3.700 


Department of Public 
Transportation 


Delete 


3.704 


Department of Public 
Transportation 
Legal advisor 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.706 


Department of Public 
Transportation 
Municipal Railway Lines 


Move to Adm. Code 


3.707 


Department of Public 
Transportation 
Dedicated Revenues 


Move to Adm. Code 


4.105 


Probation Boards 


Move to Adm. Code 


6.200 


Budgeting Estimates 


Move to Adm. Code 


6.207 


Annual Salary Ordinance 


Enact Into ordinance 



Enact into ordinance 



Supplemental 
Appropriations; 
Emergency Reserve Fund; 
Clearing House 
Representative; 
Custody of Moneys and 
Securities 



6.301 


Allotments 


Move to Adm. Code 


6.303 


Disbursements 


Move to Adm. Code 


6.306 to 6.310 


Cash Reserve Fund and 


Enact into ordinance 



6.307 



6.311 



6.312 



6.313 



Emergency Reserve 
Tax Rate 



Receipt, Deposit of Funds 



Invalidity of Improper Acts 



Penalties 



Delete as obsolete 



Move to Adm. Code 



Enact into ordinance 



Enact into ordinance 



Page 4 



6,400 to 6.403 



Property Tax Limitations and 

Requirements; 

Limitations on Bonaea 

Indebteaness; 

Fees fc Licenses and 

Permits; 

Business License Taxes 



Enact into ordinance 



6,400 


Property Tax Limitations and 
Requirements 


Delete as obsolete 


6.401 


Limitations on Bonded 
Indebtedness 


Some paragraphs 
may be obsolete 


6.402 


Fees for Licenses 


Move to Adm. Code 


6.403 


Business license tax 


Move to Adm. Code 


6.404 


Appropriations for 
Maintenance of Certain 
Cultural Facilities 


Move to Adm, Code 


6.405 


Appropriations for Civil 
Service Commission 


Move to Adm. Code 



6.406 to 6.408 



7.200 to 7 206 



7.202 



7.203 



7.204 



Harbor Revenues and 

Expenditures; 

Utility Revenues and 

Expenditures; 

Water Department 

Revenue Fund; 

Hetch Hetchy Revenue 

Fund; 

Airports Revenue Fund 



Pub'ic Works and Purchasing 

Contracts; 

Public Works Contract 

Procedure by Ordlnance.- 

Progressive Payments; 

Penalties and Extras; 

Contractors' Working 

Conditions; 

Contract Procedure by 

Ordinance; 

Collusion 



Progress Payments 



Penalties and Extras 



Contractors' Working 
Conditions 



Enact Into Orainance 



6.407 


Utility Revenues and 
Expenditures : "...fiscal year 
1937-1938...* 


Delete as obsolete 


6.410 


Limitation on Special 
Assessments 


Delete as obsolete 


6.411 


Aamission Fees to Acaaemy 
of Sciences Building 


Delete as obsolete 


6.411 


Admission Fees to Academy 
of Sciences Building 


Move to Aam. Code 


7.100 


Purchasing procedures 
All paragraphs 
EXCEPT PAR #1 


Move to Adm, Code 


7.101 


Surplus commodities 


Move to Adm. Coae 


7.103 


Requisitions, contract, 
payments 


Move to Adm. Code 


7.104 


Purchaser's Revolving Fund 


Move to Adm. Code 



Fnact into Ordinance 



Move to Adm. Code 



Move to Adm. Code 



Move to Adm. Code 



Pag« 5 



7.302 to 7.309 



Bonds for Street and Other 
Public Work-Revolving Fund; 
Bond Election by Petition; 
Bonds for Capital 
Improvement Projects; 
Revenue Bonds of the Port 
Commission; 
Airport Revenue Bonds; 
Interest Rates on Bonds; 
Bonds for Residential 
Rehabilitation Assistance; 
Voter Approval of Lease 
Financing 



Enact into Ordinance 



7.400 to 7.405 



Director of Property; 

Sale or Exchange of Real 

Property; 

Lease of Real Property; 

Lease of Real Property in 

Excess of 10 years or Having 

Revenue of at Least 

$1,000,000; 

Sale or Lease of Park Land; 

Transfer of Park and Other 

Lands to National Park 

Service; 

Sale or Lease of Public 

Utility Property; 

Leases and Concessions 

on Airport Property; 

Approval of Permits and 

Licenses 



Enact into Ordinance 



7.401 


Sale or Exchange of Property 


Move to Adm. Code 


7.402.1 


Lease of Property >$1.0M 


Move to Adm. Code 


7.403 


Use of Park Land for Sewage 


Move to Adm. Code 
Delete Paragraph D 


7.404 


Sale/Lease of PUC Property 


Move to Adm. Code 



7.600 to 7.606 



Public Works Procedure 
Procedure by General Law 
or Ordinance; 
Repair of Accepted Streets; 
Use of Patented Pavement; 
Special Assessment Projects; 
Sewer, Water and Other 
Connections; 
Defective Sidewalks; 
Spur Tracks 



Enact into Ordinance 



7.601 



Repair of Accepted Streets 



Move to Adm. Code 



7.701 to 7.703 



Relocation of Produce District 
Hours of Public Offices 
Limits on Claims for Damages 



Enact into Ordinance 



7.701 



Relocation of Produce District 



Delete as" Obsolete 
or Move to Adm, Code 



7.704 



Permits & Licenses 



Move to Adm. Code 



8. 1 04 to 8. 1 06 Vacancies; 

Conflict of Interest and Other 

Prohibited Practices; 

Penalty for Official Misconduct 



Enact into Ordinance 



8.200 



Procedure for changes in positions Move to Adm. Code 



8.311 



Prohibition of Political Activity 



Delete as obsolete 



8.329 



Procedures for Certifications 



Move to Adm. Code 



8.350 



Disability Transfers 



Move to Adm. Code 



8.351 



Automation Transfers 



Move to Adm. Code 



8,364 



Transfer Unused Sick Leave 



Move to Adm. Code 



Pag© 6 



8.400 



8.400 



Procedural matters re: 
Compensation rules 
Paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e) 



Proceaurai matters re: 
Compensation rules 
"minimum compensation. ..not less 
than 50 cents per hour..." 



Move to Adm. Code 



Delete as obsolete 



8.405 


Salaries of Uniformed Forces 
References to police officers 


Move to Adm, Code 


8.411 


Repair & Replacement of Eqpt. 


Move to Adm Code 


8.420 


Health Service System 


Clean-up 


8.441 


Transfer vacation Credits 


Move to Adm. code 


8.506-4 


Per Diem Nurses 


Delete as obsolete 


8.508 


PG & E Employees 


Delete as obsolete 


8.512 


Retirement Allowances 


Clean up 


8.540 


1932 Police employees 


Delete as obsolete 


8.541 


Corporal of Police 


Delete as obsolete 


8.542 


1932 Retired Police Member 


Delete as obsolete 


8.543 


1932-1945 Police Members 


Delete as obsolete 


8.565 


1932 Members of Fire Department 


Delete as obsolete 


8.566 


Retired 1932 Fire Members 


Delete as obsolete . 


8.567 


1932-1945 Fire fighters only 


Delete as obsolete 


9.103 


Charter Reform 


Delete as obsolete 


9.110 


Special Election Fund 


Move to Adm. Code 



Pag* 7 



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